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Player ranking systems are used in some games, including Chess and Go.

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Which Ranking system is best for my group that play Hearts?

I have put together an advanced Excel spreadsheet that I use to keep score. I currently track a year to date average which is a raw average. A yearly average that has a minimum of 12 games played to ...
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1-on-1 unorganized tournament scoring system

Assume I want to run a game tournament with 1-on-1 games (think chess) that have (for simplicity) just win or lose as the outcome and I need a way to rank the players. Formally speaking, I want a ...
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Best practice for implementing a rating system

I wish to implement a rating system In order to match players with similar strength. My domain is several trick taking card games of either 2 players or 4 players, and the results are Win/Lose/Draw. ...
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How can I rate player skills in a social deduction game?

I want to create a scoring system for my boardgame group that often plays the resistance (currently online over video call because its 2020). In my short research I found that Elo score works for two ...
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In go, is it possible to guess the opponent's strength from their play?

Context : while playing against a complete stranger that hide its rank/level. I feel like it would be possible to guess the opponent's strength by analyzing its responses to tesujis, probes, etc. ...
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Why are Elo ratings for go higher than for chess?

If we compare Elo(-like) ratings in chess and in go, we see that the highest ratings published for go (3621 for Ke Jie as of 2016-03-13 at are higher than those in chess (2851 for ...
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How do ranks work in amateur Go?

One of the most commonly asked questions of beginners. How do ranks work in Go for amateurs? Why do we start backwards? And why do we suddenly count upwards again? What is the difference between 9d ...
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Ranking of Go Software

Where could I find information about the level of Go playing software? In particular, I am looking for commercial software. Ideally, I'd like to find a live ranking, as obviously this field is ...
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What is the actual world ranking of Fan Hui

I've read somewhere that Fan Hui was ranked between 600th and 700th world Baduk player. Knowing he's 2P whereas some players are up to 9P, it seems reasonable to me. Is there any official and ...
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Playing against underestimated player damages my rank at KGS

At, I (13 kyu) was playing against player ranked as "13k?", and I lost and dropped to 14 kyu. But then we found out (thanks to another user watching the match) that the user is actually much ...
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Trying to understand KGS ranking system: why did my rank drop?

I really don't understand what's going on in the GoKGS ranking system and why did my rank dropped in Decemeber. Look at my December game list. I was ranked as "13k?". Then I played an even game with ...
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Are professional ranks representative for how many stones of handicap players can give each other?

It was mentioned elsewhere that a 9p could not give 7 stones to a 2p. I have no databases available and wondered if this is correct. Bonus: If they aren't representative, why not? And is there a ...